Our mini mason jar easy banana pudding is loaded with fresh bananas, whipped cream, and vanilla wafers. It’s a perfect Summer dessert!
Making an easy banana pudding should be a simple process for most people. It only involves a few steps and a couple of store-bought products. Furthermore, with just a little pizzaz and an extra ingredient, you can create an adorable dessert the whole family will love.
Style and Substance:
The vast majority of easy banana puddings are boring. Everything is thrown together into one bowl. While it might be tasty, it’s not very inspiring. Kim was thinking about this one day at the store when she happened to look down and see mini mason jars. The idea to serve our dessert this way was the obvious choice.
She has been making this recipe for years, but the presentation is new and adorable. In the past, she would mix all the ingredients for the easy banana pudding in one bowl and store it in the fridge. For the first day or so, it was awesome! Then the inevitable occurred, the vanilla wafers got soggy.
What I like most about our easy banana pudding is that it can be made in advance and stored in the fridge. All you have to do is put the wafers on last, just before you serve it. Bingo, excellent pudding for days with no soggy cookies. In closing, I would love it if you gave this recipe a try. Not only is the addition of whipped topping amazing, but the serving jar is also just too cute not to try. As always, I wish everyone a long healthy life and a belly full of tasty foods.
Looking for another semi-homemade dessert? Then take a look at our Red Velvet Cupcake recipe!
Our mini mason jar easy banana pudding is loaded with fresh bananas, whipped cream, and vanilla wafers. It's a perfect Summer dessert!
- 2 3.4 Ounce Boxes of Instant Vanilla Pudding (generic is fine)
- 4 Cups Milk (low-fat 2%)
- 16 Ounces Whipped Topping (Cool Whip works best)
- 4 Cups Mini Nilla Wafers (we used Nabisco brand)
- 2 Medium Fresh Bananas (skins removed and sliced)
First, use a stand mixer or large bowl and hand mixer to blend the pudding mix and the milk. This process should take around three to five minutes or until mixture begins to thicken.
Next, using a spatula, gently fold into the pudding, four ounces of the whipped cream topping and place the dessert into your fridge for about 10 to 15 minutes so that the pudding reaches the "soft-set" stage.
While waiting for the mixture to set, go ahead and divide up the vanilla wafers evenly and place them into the mason jars, forming the first layer. Then, slice the bananas into bite-sized disks.
After that, start adding two ounces of vanilla pudding on top of the wafers.
Now, top the pudding layer with some banana slices.
Last, add one ounce of whipped topping to the mason jars to form the final layer. You can crush some extra cookies and sprinkle the crumbs on to the whipped topping; however, this step is optional. The dessert can no go back into the fridge to finish setting for an additional 20 or so minutes before serving.
The calorie count listed is only an estimation of calories per serving based on limited data. The prep time listed includes all steps and time for the pudding to properly set. Easy banana pudding can be stored in your fridge for up to three days. Additionally, whipped cream topping can be reduced on the final layer so that lids can be attached and pudding can be transferred to another location.